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Aoife Neary, Dr

Lecturer in Sociology of Education at University of Limerick, Ireland

Aoife Neary (BSc, MA, PhD) is Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education at the School of Education, University of Limerick, Ireland. Drawing on feminist, queer and affect theory, her research explores the politics of gender and sexuality in schools and society. She has held several Irish Research Council (IRC) awards (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016). She was also PI/Academic Mentor on an IRC/Marie Curie co-funded CAROLINE project entitled Researching and Advocating for Quality Education: Achieving Equality for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth in Schools (2018-2020), leading a team to produce the Gender Identity and Gender Expression E-Resource for Second-level Schools. Her recent research focuses on gender and sexuality in primary school contexts, and is published in journals such as Gender and Education and Sex Education. She was formerly a second-level teacher of Physical Education and English (2003-2011). Since her appointment as Lecturer in Sociology of Education in 2014, she has been leading and teaching teacher education modules that explore equality and diversity from a sociological perspective. She is currently Co-Chair of the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee at UL.

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